The first step to enroling your child at Macedon Primary is to complete the Student Enrolment Form. A paper version of the form is available at the school office, or you may complete the online version and email us.
If you are a separated family, one parent will need to complete the Student Enrolment Form and the other parent will need to complete the Alternative Family Student Enrolment Form.
When submitting the Student Enrolment Form, also attach:
- Your child’s Birth Certificate
- Your child’s Immunisation Certificate/Record
- Proof of residence – utility bill, drivers licence, rental agreement, etc. (for new families to the school)
- To commence primary school, children must be five years old by April 30 in the year they start school.
- At Macedon Primary School, we accept enrolment for the following year from March onward. We do not manage a wait list – we do not accept enrolments beyond the next school year.
- If you have enrolment questions, please contact the school office.
Upon receipt of your enrolment, an appointment may be scheduled for you and your child/ren to meet with the Principal to further discuss your application.
Our school zone is available on findmyschool.vic.gov.au. Findmyschool.vic.gov.au hosts the most up-to-date information about Victorian school zones for 2020 onward.
Students residing in this zone are guaranteed a place at our school, which is determined on the basis of your permanent residential address.
The Department provides guidance through the School Placement Policy to ensure that students have access to their designated neighbourhood school and the freedom to choose other schools, subject to facility limitations.
You can find more information and answers to frequently asked questions on the Department’s website under School zones. If you have a question about school zones call the VSBA Hotline on 1800 896 950 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Due to current COVID19 retrictions we are currently offering ‘virtual tours’ with our school principal. To book a tour, please contact the school on 54261518. Once restrictions are lifted, we will commence onsite tours.
During Term 4, a number of structured transition visits take place in the form of orientation sessions within a classroom setting. Whilst the children are engaged in the classroom and becoming familiar with our school, we provide further parent information in the form of a presentation to assist with the transition process. Throughout the transition period, parents who have particular questions, or who need further information, are welcome to call the school and talk to the Principal. Additional and informal visits can be facilitated when required, to ensure there is a smooth transition for every child.
Orientation sessions are planned and conducted within the Foundation classrooms. The activities involve the children utilising a range of skills to create a memento of their time at school. During the final orientation session your child will meet their Grade 6 buddy and create a memento together, thus ensuring on their very first day of school they will have a familiar, caring face and a special person to look out for. This provides a welcoming experience and a connection from the very beginning of school.
Once the children commence school, the Foundation students have a rest day each Wednesday during the month of February. During these Wednesdays the Foundation teachers conduct the DET School Entry Assessments with each child, via a pre-organised schedule.
Enrolment Submitted – What’s Next?
Families of kindergarten children are encouraged to submit their enrolment form for the coming year by end of July. At Macedon Primary School, we email our placement offers at the end of September and our transition program is held in November and December.
Enrolment Process for Student in Years 1 – 6
For children moving schools, the school has a flexible transition approach where we work with the parents to tailor a program that suits the child/ren and the family, especially those moving into the area from afar. When practical, children can spend a morning or two in their future classrooms to start building relationships with the teacher and their new peers, and to get a general feel for how the school works.
All new students are matched with some grade buddies to look after them in their initial weeks, with close monitoring from the grade teacher to ensure genuine friendships are being established within their year level. A face to face or phone meeting between the teacher and parents/carers is scheduled within the first 2 weeks of starting to share information that builds that vital school-home partnership.
Communication with the previous school administration occurs to organise the required transfer documentation and contact is made with previous teachers if the need arises after consultation with parents.
This year our transition program at Macedon Primary will look a little different.
The Macedon Primary Foundation teachers will be in contact with your child’s kindergarten or child care centre and will discuss your child’s progress and read their transition statement.
Tuesday 17th November – 1st transition, appointment times will be allocated for small groups of future Foundation students to visit the Macedon Primary Foundation classrooms. (You will be emailed your child’s appointment time and where to meet prior to this date)
Tuesday 24th November – 2nd transition, the same appointment time will be allocated for small groups of future Foundation student to visit Macedon Primary.
Tuesday 1st December – Parent Information Session held via Webex from 7:30pm – 8:30pm, you will be emailed an invitation to join this Webex prior to the date.
We look forward to connecting with you, as we prepare for the start of your child’s learning journey with us.
The Foundation teachers have put together some videos you can show your children to familarise themselves with the school and their classroom. Please watch these with your children.